Port of Seattle/Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
September 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
PURPOSE: This position is integral in design for all facilities at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as defined by the airport's design vision and strategic plan. This includes architecture, facility planning, landscape architecture, the public art program, and signage and graphics.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review design options, schematic level CAD drawings, direct graphic design development, review building code, and provide direction to and ongoing coordination with outside consultants and Port Construction Services.
Supports the Sign Manager on specific projects and tasks, including the planning and implementation of sign projects.
Conducts architectural reviews and inspections for airport projects and improvements. Includes document reviews, design review meetings, site visits, and serves as back-up to the Architecture Manager for the airport's Architecture Review Committee.
Support and assist the Architecture Manager in providing oversight, direction, guidance, information, design options, and technical recommendations regarding architectural and related design. Coordinates architectural requirements and considerations with systems and operational requirements and considerations.
Leads/manages planning and implementation of facility-related projects, such as holiday decorations, landscape improvements, ADA/accessibility initiatives, and Northwest Sense of Place program.
Writes, maintains, updates, and enforces applicable design guidelines and standards, including Airport Design Guidelines, Architectural Standards, Casework Standards, Restroom Standards, Art Program Policy and Guidelines, and Sign Standards.
Maintain and update Port of Seattle accessibility website.
Conducts ongoing architectural asset inventory and management activities for all airport facilities. This involves verifying existing assets, documenting changes to assets, assessing asset condition and life, and identifying asset replacement costs. Coordinates with the Art Program Manager on specific projects and tasks, including the planning and implementation of art and sign projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of architectural design concepts and methods including: aesthetics, sustainable design, standards and practices, International Building Code (IBC) and Washington State building codes and regulations, building technology; construction means and methods, signage/graphics, wayfinding, and building maintenance practices. Knowledge of current ADAAG/ANSI regulations regarding accommodating people with disabilities within the facility. Understanding of total life cycle costs when evaluating decisions while also considering aesthetics, maintenance, industry trends and social trends with every project. Knowledge of the LEED (or other sustainable building rating system) process and examples of how to integrate sustainable design concepts into building projects. Knowledge of industry trends, practices, and dedication to ongoing education related to design and construction.
Skills in graphic/drawing, written, and oral communication as well as ability to collaborate with a wide range of different stakeholders. Problem solving skills that involve critical thinking, industry specific knowledge, research, and/or advanced computer skills. Skills in industry specific computer programs including: AutoCAD, BIM, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Sketchup to produce presentations, conceptual and construction drawings, and models independent or in collaboration with different stakeholders. Public speaking and presentations skills for design review, stakeholder, oversight, consultant, job site, and Commission meetings. Organizational, management, and customer service skills.
Ability to coordinate with the Airport Building and Fire Departments to make sure that facility complies now and in the future with applicable building and fire protection codes. Develop and implement operational and facility requirements, designs, and basic construction and maintenance programs. Ability to develop service directives, meeting facilitation, budget preparation and administration, verify billing, scheduling, and keep track of ongoing development of project. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and make timely decisions or provide feedback to someone else so that they can make a decision. Ability to think holistically not only about current projects but future master plan and vision when providing professional feedback to project teams.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
B.ARCH or a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture; and
Five (5) years of progressive experience in architecture and design.
Master’s Degree in Architecture;
Washington State Registration and Licensure as an Register Architect; and
Eight (8) years of increased experience with architecture/design/project management within a major airport or similar large, high volume facilities.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1350BR
About Port of Seattle/Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Bringing international trade and transportation to the Pacific Northwest for 100 years, the Port of Seattle supports diverse business activities from tourism to commercial fishing, and is a key builder of transportation infrastructure.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle’s seaport with state-of-the-art cargo and grain facilities, two cruise ship terminals, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for broad economic advantage.
The Port is working to be the cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port in the nation. With the Puget Sound region already in attainment of federal air quality standards, the Port’s many environmental programs create real benefits for the local community and a competitive edge for our customers.
The Port of Seattle: Where a sustainable world is headed.